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Trump discusses border wall with Mexico

MEXICO CITY — Donald Trump told Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Wednesday that the United States has the right to build a border wall to halt illegal immigration, but the Republican presidential candidate did not bring up his signature demand that Mexico pay for it.

Obama shortens prison sentences of 111 convicts

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Barack Obama shortened the prison sentences of 111 convicts serving time for drug-related offenses in his second round of clemency grants this month, the White House said on Tuesday.

Mother charged with killing ‘possessed’ daughter

OKLAHOMA — A 49-year-old Oklahoma woman has been charged with first-degree murder on suspicion of killing her daughter whom she thought was possessed by the devil by jamming a crucifix down her throat and beating her, court records released on Tuesday showed.

USDA closes offices in five states

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has closed six offices in five U.S. states after receiving anonymous threats, a USDA representative said on Tuesday.

U.S. to review use of private immigration prisons, shares slide

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will study whether to discontinue using privately run detention centers, which the Justice Department recently called unsafe, for migrants. Shares of private prison operators fell on Monday after the news.

Gene Wilder dead at 83

LOS ANGELES — Gene Wilder, whose kinky curls and startling blue eyes brought a frantic air to roles in the movies “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” “Young Frankenstein” and “Blazing Saddles,” died on Monday at the age of 83, his family said.

FBI detects breaches against Illinois and Arizona voter systems

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Bureau of Investigation has found breaches in Illinois and Arizona’s voter registration databases and is urging states to increase computer security ahead of the Nov. 8 presidential election, according to a U.S. official familiar with the probe.

U.S. to meet target of admitting 10,000 refugees

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Obama administration will meet its goal of admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees this fiscal year — a month ahead of schedule — and is working with Congress to increase the target by a few thousand in 2018, the White House said on Monday.

Mylan to launch generic EpiPen at half the price of the original

Mylan NV said it would launch the first generic version of its allergy auto-injector EpiPen for $300, half the price of the branded product, the drugmaker’s second step in less than a week to counter the backlash over the product’s steep price.

Police: Mississippi man charged in stabbing death of two nuns

A Mississippi man with a history of armed robbery and theft has been arrested and charged in the stabbing deaths of two Roman Catholic nuns at their home earlier this week, but no motive has yet been determined, according to local authorities.

Scientists find Earth-like planet circling star closest to sun

Scientists have discovered a planet that appears to be similar to Earth circling the star closest to the sun, potentially a major step in the quest to find out if life exists elsewhere in the universe, research published on Wednesday showed.

Judge orders State Department to review 14,900 Clinton emails

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A judge ordered the U.S. State Department on Monday to review for possible release 14,900 of Hillary Clinton's emails and attachments that the FBI found when investigating her use of a private email server as secretary of state.

Trump denies ‘flip-flopping’ on immigration

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump insisted on Monday he was not changing his stance on immigration, despite a comment from a top aide who said his plan to deport 11 million illegal immigrants was still under review.